Monday, August 6, 2007

Three Killed In Sri Lanka As UN Envoy Begins Visit

COLOMBO (AFP) - At least one soldier and two Tamil rebels were killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as a top UN rights official began a four-day visit to the embattled island, the defence ministry said.

The trooper died in a mine blast in the northern district of Vavuniya, the ministry said, adding that four soldiers were also wounded in another blast in the Jaffna peninsula, further north.

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